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‘Andi Mack’: Meet Disney Channel’s First LGBTQ Character

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In a year of bold pop-culture moves, the latest comes to us from the Disney Channel! The hit sitcom, Andi Mack, will introduce the network’s first LGBTQ character. In season one, 13-year old Andi Mack, learns her older sister Bex is actually her mother, and that her mother Celia is her grandmother. Helping her deal with this identity crisis and her crush on classmate Jonah, are her friends, Cyrus and Buffy. In a surprise twist in the finale of Season 1, it was revealed that Andi’s BFF Cyrus has a crush on Jonah, too. In Season 2, which premieres this Friday, Cyrus will grow as he becomes comfortable with his sexuality, and figures out to how to tell his girlfriend that he’s gay.…

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5 Disney Channel Original Movies You Can’t Help But Love

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Everyone I know secretly loves Disney Channel Original Movies (or DCOMs, for short!). Seriously, I don’t care if you’re a college professor who only drinks imported whiskey and exclusively reads The New Yorker —I would bet money that you still love a good DCOM. And what’s not to love? DCOMs are riddled with over-the-top plots, plucky teens who always triumph and plenty of feel-good montages. From space creatures to improbable athletic competitions, this is where insane plots go to die—or live on forever in our hearts. In honor of all the DCOMs I’ve watched in the past 20 years or so, here are my top five: Zenon: Girl of the Twenty-First Century There’s nothing better than a low-budget show set…

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